(for children ages 0-5yrs)
Educators have long considered mixed-age groupings beneficial, and Music Together®® is designed with this in mind because it speaks directly to our programme’s philosophy. Take away the idea of the age-delineated classroom and you take away the age-delineated agenda and expectations that come with it. The Music Together mixed-age class encourages ALL children to participate, process, and experiment with music in whatever way is developmentally appropriate for them. It is a highly effective learning dynamic because it allows every child to personally create their own musical challenges and therefore their own successes. What a great kind of magic when you can empower a child to believe that there is nothing musical that he or she can’t do!
(for babies up to 8 months)
These classes are a one-semester introduction to the Music Together program before entering a mixed-age class. Music activities such as finger play, lap songs, and songs without words are designed especially for newborns and non-movers. You’ll learn how to musically interact with your baby and really listen to the sounds they are making. We’ll show you that your baby really isn’t crying – she’s singing!
For those movers or babies who are 8 months and older, a mixed age setting may be a better fit.
Big Kids Class
(for children ages 5-8yrs and who have attended Music Together before)
Music Together’s research has recognized that one of the key elements to ensuring that your child remains a confident music-maker for the rest of her life is to keep her in an informal group music-making setting. This class is designed with that in mind! In a creative, non-pressured environment, we’ll coax the strong music-maker in your child to the foreground and support your child’s musical experience as an ensemble member.